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Meeting In Salt Lake
UTAH--One of the highlights of
Civil Air Patrol's 1979 National
Board meeting will be the election of a new national commander.
The present national commander, CAP Brig. Gem Thomas
C. Casaday, is completing his
third term in that post and, under the provisions of the CAP
Constitution and By-laws, is not
eligible to succeed himself to a
fourth term. He will. however.
preside at all the official functions at the National Board
The National Board. which
consists of all region and wing
commanders and other national
officers, elects the national commander in a closed-door session.
The new national commander.
who will automatically receive a
oromotion to brigadier general.
will take office at the close of the
1979 National Board meeting.
The National Board will also

elect a national vice commander. The present one. in his
first term in that office, is Col.
Johnnie Boyd, former commander of the Southwest
The annual gathering of CAP
officials and members is
scheduled Sept. 27-30 at the
Hotel Utah, located on Temple
Square in the heart of Salt Lake
Other lodging will be at the
Temple Square Hotel and at the
Hotel Utah Motor Inn. Both are
located within easy walking distance of the Hotel Utah which
will be headquarters for the
Activities will officially open
on Friday morning, Sept. 28,
with a meeting of the National
Board which all members are invited to attend. This will be
followed by a closed-door executive session of the board to
conduct essential business.
Va r i o u s s e m i n a r s a n d

meetings of national committees
will occupy the rest of the day.
All CAP members are invited to
attend the seminars which interest them or the committee
meetings which they are part of.
A few other seminars are tentatively scheduled for Saturday
afternoon, Sept 29.
On Saturday morning, the
National Board will again hold
an open meeting at which a
number of national-level awards
will be presented, including the
winners of the national
recruiting campaign which just
ended June 30.
In addition to the recruiting
awards, these will include: the
National Commander's Communications Award: the Brewer
Aw a r d s ; t h e S q u a d r o n o f
Distinction Award: various
WEEP awards: the Region
Commander. Wing Commander,
Senior Member and Cadet of the
Year Awards: plus others which
(See ELECTION, Page 2)

Changes To Cadet
Contracts Given

Coast Guard Auxiliary, established in 1939 by Act of
Congress. observed its 40th anmversary on June 23.
The organization consists of
approximately 38,000 members
who are interested primarily in
motorboating and water safety.
Membership is open to any U. S.
citizen 17 years of age or older
and who meets certain other
criteria, of which owning a
motorboat may be one.
According to federal law. the
purpose of the Auxiliary is "to
assist the Coast Guard" and includes the following:
:'a To promote safety and to
effect rescues on and over the
high seas ~nd on navigable
"b. To promote efficiency in
the operation of motorboats and
" ' r . To f o s t e r a w i d e r
knowledge of, and better compliance with~the laws. rules and
regulations governing the operation ol motorboats and yachts;
" ' d . To f a c i l i t a t e o t h e r
operations of the Coast Guard."
Members of the Auxiliary
regularly conduct free classes on
the rules and regulations which
I~overn boating and on the safe
operation of motorboats and
(See COAST GUARD, Page 2)

GOVERNOR JOINS UP--Robert Graham, governor of
Florida, second from right, poses with Lt. Col. Herman
Slapo, Florida Wing communications officer, left, Lt. Col.
Robert Pinney, deputy wing commander, and Lt. Col. Ted
Cohen, wing legislative affairs officer. After Pinney swore
the governor in as a new member, Graham declared May 14,
1979, Civil Air Patrol Day in Florida, and the State House of
Representatives passed a resolution commending the Civil
Air Patrol for public service to the people of the State of

GARBER AWARD--Maj. Charles Einboltz, commander of
the Cumberland Comp. Sq. (New Jersey Wing), receives the
Paul E. Garber Award from Dr. Paul E. Garber, for whom
the award is named. Garber was pilot on the first air mail
route from Washington, D.C., to New York City and has been
associated with the Smithsonian Institution since 1920.

MAXWELL AFB. Ala.--As announced in the June issue of this
p a p e r, t h e N a t i o n a l H e a d quarters Cadet Contract Administration Division (TTHE)
began on July 1 implementing a
new system of recording cadet
The major change of the new
system involves recording at
National Headquarters only m~rjor milestones of cadet
progress--encampments. Mitchell and Earhart Awards, and
others instead of the 15 individual
contract achievements as at
Advantages of the changes include:
Minimizes cost fewer
mailings, elimination of expenswe computer mailer forms and
lower cost of Phases III and IV
study materials.
Eliminates delays caused by
getting new contracts tO the

Places responsibility for tracing cadet progress at unit levels.
Details of how the new system
works are outlined in the following paragraphs.
To implement this system.
new certification forms have
been developed for use by commanders of cadet and composite
units. The new forms are: CAP
Form 59-1. "Phase I and II Certification:" CAP Form 59-2.
"Phase IIl Certification:" CAP
Form 59-3. "Phase IV Certification."
As part of the new system.
each cadet, when sending in the
completed certification form for
Phases l and II. will include a
bookstore order form and $6 for
all Phase III study materials.
This is a 50 percent savings over
the current system cost of $3 for
(See CHANGE, Page 2)

Alabama Wing Commander Finds Wreck InsideAnswersPage 3
Aero-Astro Index
GROVE HILL, Ala.--Col.
Philip L. Tate. commander of
the Alabama Wing, found the
crash site of a downed aircraft
northwest of this southwestern
Alabama city.
Dr. Nils C. Pehrson. 54. of Little Rock. Ark.. was en route
back to Little Rock from
Carrabelle, Fla., when the crash

occurred April 8.
Local residents reported hearing an aircraft fly over with its
engine racing loudly and heard
an explosion and saw smoke.
Clarke Coun.ty sheriff's units
were dispatched to search the
area. The Atlanta FAA reported
that a single engine aircraft had
gone off their radar after the

pilot radioed that he was having
engine trouble and experiencing
bad weather.
After making the initial
sighting, Tate, who was flying
with Lt. Ira McLain. lost it and
had to search again for a hour
before rediscovering the wreck
They radioed the iocah,:m to
(See ALABAMA, Page 2)

Cadet Awards ........ 11
CAP News In Photos .. 12
CAP Obituaries ....... 1 I
National Commander'~
Comments ......
People In The Nt~
.~nior .a.~ ards .....



JULY 1979


Former Commander
Recruits New Member
, . a.-former national commander of
Civil Air Patrol recruited a new
member for the nationwide
search and rescue organization
recently while he attended the
National SecurityForumhosted
by the Air War College here in
Maj. Gen. Walter B. Putnam.
(USAF, Ret.), national commander of Civil Air Patrol from
Nov. 1, 1968, until Oct. 31. 1969.
recruited Fred F. Denton Jr.. industrial development director of
the City of Montgomery, Ala.,
where Maxwell AFB is located.
Putnam and Denton were two of
the 80 participants in the Security Forum which included
government and business


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are expected to be announced at
that time.
If available, a complete
agenda of all planned activities
will be published in the
September issue of this paper.
As in previous years, the official part of the National Board
meeting will end on Saturday
night with a gala, formal banquet in the ballroom of the Hotel
Utah. A number of high-level
civilian and military dignitaries,
including Gen. B.L. Davis, commander of Air Training Command, are expected to attend.
Two awards will be presented
at the banquet. As is customary,
the Air Force Association will
present an award to CAP's Cadet
of th~ Year and the F. Ward
Reilly Award will be presented
to the commander of CAP's
Cadet Squadron of Distinction.

leaders from across the nation.
Air Force Brig. Gen. Paul E.
Gardner, executive director of
Civil Air Patrol was on hand to
g i v e D e n t o n h is o f f icia 1
membership card as one of the
newest members of the
This recruitment was one of
many made by Civil Air Patrol
in its current drive to increase its
membership rolls.
Civil Air Patrol, whose
national headquarters is located
at Maxwell AFB. is the official
civilian auxiliary of the U.S. Air
Force and flies three out of
every four hours flown on search
and rescue missions directed by
the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at Scott AFB. Ill.

NEW'MEMBER--Air Force Brig. Gen. Paul E. Gardner, left, executive director of Civil Air
Patrol, hands a CAP membership card to Fred F. Denton Jr., industrial development director
of the City of Montgomery, Ala., as Maj. Gen. Walter B. Putnam, (USAF, Ret.), right, former
national commander of CAP, holds the just completed membership application form.

CAP members expecting to atAs speaker for the banquet,
tend the National Board meeting
Civil Air Patrol officials at
should begin making plans now.
National Headquarters are hoping to prevail upon an old friend It is not too early to reserve a
hotel room.
of Gen. Casaday's. Re is Sir
To reserve a room, fill out and
Phillip Richardson, a British
mail the coupon for that purpose
educator who became acprinted on page 15. Be sure to inquainted with Gen. Casaday
dicate in the appropriate squares
through the IACE program. Sir
your choice of hotel in order of
Phillip was instrumental in helping promote British participa- preference.
Mail this coupon to: Hotel
tion in the program.
He is an outstanding interUtah, P. O. Box 2040, Salt Lake
national lecturer and at present City, Utah 84110. Do NOT mail
this coupon to National Headis on a lecture tour of the United
quarters. A schedule of hotel
States. Although his schedule is
room rates is printed on the
not firm, he is making every efcoupon.
fort to arrange his itinerary so
CAP members .are being urged
as to be present for the CAP banto pre-register with National
A few meetings may be held on Headquarters if they expect to
attend. The registration fee is
Thursday and Sunday, Sept 27
$20 for seniors and $10 for
and 30, but the principal activities, as stated, will be on Fri- cadets. This pays for participaday and Saturday.
tion in all official functions, in-

chiding the formal banquet on
Saturday night.
The pre-registration is especially important this year as
each banquet ticket will be
numbered sequentially and,
should the number of registrants
exceed the capacity of the banquet hall, onIy those with
numbers falling within the cutoff
point will be admitted. Cadets
will be issued separately
n u m b e r e d a n d d i ff e r e n t l y
colored cards. Depending on the
total number of registrants, they
may have to be seated
Pre-registration will also save
you time and trouble upon
arrival in Salt Lake City. If you
pre-register but later find you
cannot attend, you can get your
money refunded by notifying
National Headquarters not later
than Sept. 20. If your notification

arrives later than this, you can
obtain a refund, but $5 will be
deducted as a handling charge.
Pre-registering at National
Headquarters has nothing to do
with obtaining a hotel room. As
stated above, it will help to insure your participation in all activities, including the banquet. Those who fail to register,
either ahead of time or at one of
the hotels, will be denied return
You may pre-register by mailing the Pre-Registration Form
on page 15 to: HQ. CAPUSAF/AC, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
36112. Pre-registration forms
must be received at National
Headquarters no later than Sept.
14, 1979. Do NOT mail this form
to the hotel.
Other details about the 1979
National Board meeting will be
published in the August and
September issues of this paper.

achievements 8 through 15 will
no longer be included with the
study materials, but must be
purchased separately the same
as in the Phase I and II computerized system.
Transition to the new system
for those cadets currently in the
program will be relatively simple if the following rules and
procedures are studied and

Cadets in Phases III and IV
After June 30, send completed
contracts 8 through 10 (Phase
III) or 12 through 14 (Phase IV)
along with bookstore form and
$3. This will get each cadet the
remaining study materials for
the respective phase plus the
appropriate phase certification
form, CAP Form 59-2 or 59-3:
CQntract 11 (Earhart) should
be accompanied by a bookstore
order form and $6 for Phase IV
study materials. For those
cadets working on Contract 15,
send it in when completed. When
recorded at National Headquarters, the cadet will become
eligible to test for the Spaatz

recording system. During Phase
I and II, individual achievements
cannot be completed in less than
one month nor the first seven
achievements (combined) in
less than 14 months. During
Phase III and IV, each achieve:
ment cannot be completed in
less than two months nor less
than eight months total for each

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study materials for each of four
contracts in Phase III.
The same savings will be
realized for Phase IV. Send $6,
along with the bookstore order
form and completed certifica-

tion form for Phase III and in
return the cadet will receive all
Phase IV study materials and
CAP Form 59-3, "Phase IV Certification."
NOTE: Individual grade insignia and ribbons for individual

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Atlanta and landed at
Monroeville, Ala., due to bad
A ground search party of 10
local men set out toward the
area and found the crash site as
darkness fell. Members of local
police and sheriff units and
rescue squads reached the site
on a heavily wooded ridge in a
swamp area and removed the
body later that night.

A search helicopter from
Mobile, Ala., that had also landed at Monroeville, picked* up
Tate and McLain and flew to
Grove Hill to pick up the sheriff
and provide air to ground radio
contact during the search effort.
After dark portable search lights
from the rescue squad and
headlights from police cars were
used to provide lighting at the
crash site.

Coast Guard,
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small craft. In addition, they:
conduct courtesy checks of
small boats to advise on equipment needed to meet Coast
Guard safety regulations.
Another function of the Auxiliary isto assist with search and
rescue of missing boaters and
those in distress. Particularly in
this activity. Civil Air Patrol

works closely with the Auxiliary
and the Coast Guard.
As with Civil Air Patrol, the
Auxiliary is not a military
organization nor a part of the
armed forces of the United
States but is a civilian component. The National Cornmodore, corresponding to Civil
Air Patrol's National Cornmander, is RobertL. Horton.

Cadets in Phases I and If
1. TTHE will send each unit
one CAP Form 59-1, "Phases I
and II Certification" for each
cadet in Phase I or II as shown
on. the June Monthly
Membership List (MML). The
cadet's name will be printed in
RED on each form and the
achievement on which the cadet
should be working will be circled
in RED.
2. Contracts 1 through 2 should
not be sent to TTHE after June
30, 1979. Instead, have the cadet
continue work on the next
achievement while the unit
awaits the new certification
However, contract 7 may be
submitted after June 30 provided
it is accompanied by a bookstore
order form and $6 for Phase III
study materials. The Phase III
certification form (CAP Form
59-2) will be enclosed in the
study material packet.

When cadets receive Phase
study materials it is extremely
important that the enclosed certification form (CAP Form 59-1,
59-2, or 59-3) be filled in with
proper information on the
heading and given to the unit
c o m m a n d e r i m m e d i a t e l y.
Bookstore order forms must be
completed with the cadet's name
and current address to insure
study materials reach the individual.
Minimum time intervals have
been introduced into the cadet
program achievement progression as a separate ~tem but in
conjunction with the new

For the benefit of all
members of Civil Air
Patrol, the statistics for
1979 for search and rescue
activities throughout the
organization are shown
These are unofficial
figures, compiled by the
Directorate of Operations
at CAP National Headquarters.
As of June 10,1979
Number of Missions ...463
Number of Sorties .. 4,546
Flying Hours ...... 10,459
Finds ................
S a v e s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ~$

JULY 1979


CAP Flies Baby To Hospital For Treatment
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -"Another mission of
humanitarian service was completed when a baby's cry rang in
our ears via ham radiO," said
2nd Lt. Elizabeth Berrinberg of
the Minnesota Wing headquarters staff.
Travis was just four days old
when he arrived in Embarrass, Minn., to join his
adopted parents Peter and Carol
Bradach. he is six months old
now and a lively baby. He smiles
when he is happy and he cries
when .he is hungry. But at
mealtime he is different from
other babies.
Several weeks ago Travis
developed a resistance to all
food except mother's milk. But
mother's milk is expensive. At
50 cents an ounce, 30 ounces a
day, the Bradachs spend about
$120 a week to feed their son.
An appeal was sent out for
helen tieynes, blind and
paraplegic though nevertheless
an avid amateur radio operator,

picked up the message and
notified the La Leche League
and the Civil Air Patrol.
As heynes declared her home
as the collection point for
mother's milk donated by nursing mothers, Maj. Maurice
Salmon, commander of the
Rochester Comp. Sq., did the
Mission number 5-570.
designated as a mercy mission.
was flown by 2nd Lt.
Rich Gunderson, with 1st Lt.
Mark Kelm aboard as
emergency technician, delivered
t80 ounces of milk to the remote
town near Superior National
Forrest. The Mayo Clinic in
Rochester provided the dry ice
for packaging it to assure
freshness of the milk.
Then a few days later, the
baby and mother were flown by
Maj. Emanuel Block and Capt.
Bill Carnes of the Minnesota
Wing staff to the Children's Hospital in St. Paul, where Travis
will undergo tests and possible

Squadron Aids Flood Victims
squadron information officer.
CAP members also assisted in
providing communications, constructing temporary dikes and in
flying reconnaissance to search
for survivors and survey flooded
Warren Rhoades, director of
Selma=Dallas County Civil
Defense, said that without the
assistance of CAP during the
emergency, their mission would
have been much more difficult to
Richard T. Roberts, director
of the Craig Airport and Industrial Authority, also expressed his gratitude to CAP for the
assistance rendered to airport
employees during the

SELMA, Ala.--Cadets and
seniors of the Selma Comp. Sq.
(Alabama Wing) gave aid to victims of the Alabama River flood
in the Selma area in April.
"During the period from April
13 to April 18, the squadron
worked long hours under adverse
conditions to relieve the suffering of flood victims in the area.
Many people in the area were
forced to flee from their homes
and were able to bring some of
their possessions to a warehouse
at Craig Airfield, where CAP
personnel joined others in helping unload, tag and place the
goods so they would be safe and
ready to return to their owners
when the flood waters receded,"
said 2nd Lt. George P. Helms,

TV INTERVIEW--Carol Bradach, whose son Travis has developed a resistance to all food except mother's milk, is interviewed by a Minneapolis television reporter after she and her son
were flown to a St. Paul hospital by a Civil Air Patrol crew. (Photo by 2nd Lt. Elizabeth

Museum Workshops Open For Tourists
part of the Museum's Study
Due to the nature of the tours,
officials recommend that participants be at least 12 years of
Reservations for the Friday
tours will be accepted starting at
10 a.m. on the Saturday prior to
the tour. Reservations are
limited to 30 persons and will be
accepted until noon on the day of
the tour. Call (513) 255-3284 to
make reservations,

Ohio--The Air Force Museum's
restoration and storage area
here is open again this year for
public tours each Friday by appointment only, from June 1.
The shop tours will give
Visitors an opportunity to look
behind the scenes at the shop and
storage areas and observe how
the Museum prepares exhibits
for display. It will also present
visitors the chance to examine

Tours of the shops, scheduled
for June, July and August, are
free, will leave from the front of
the Museum at 1 p.m. and will
return to the Museum about 2:30
Other parts of the Museum
complex are open to visitors"
weekdays from 9 a.m. until 5
p.m, and Saturdays and Sundays
from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Admission is free and there is ample

Worst Rain In 10 Years Brings Out Pinellas Park Gators
P I N E L L A S PA R K , F l a . - When a driving rain, harder than
any experienced in the past 10
years, caused flooding here recently, members of the Gators Sr.
Sq. and the Suncoast Sr. Sq., both
100 percent ground rescue units
of the Florida Wing, went into
action on an official mission to
provide relief to flood victims.
A command center was set up
at the fire station. The

operations officer was 2nd Lt. E.
Kosinski of the Suncoast Sr. Sq.
During the next 24 hours, some
300-400 persons were evacuated
from flooded areas. CAP fourwheel drive vehicles were
capable of negotiating the inundated streets easily; however,
police and other city vehicles
were unable to operate in the rising flood waters. City officials
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four-wheelers, we wouldn't have
been able to maintain the level
of operations that we did," said
the fire chief, Ken Cramer.
"'Members of the Pinellas Park
Civil Air Patrol volunteered.
their time and vehicles to form
the body of transport and
evacuation services throughout
the city."
Cramer said CAP radio was

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the only means of cornmunications they had except for
one telephone line to an ambulance company that was kept
Later many CAP members
spent several days aiding the
Red Cross in making a damage
inspection of the city.
Mission coordinator for the
flood relief operations was Lt.
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vehicles from private companies
to help in the evacuation,
Evacuees were housed in the
city auditorium.
CAP was also instrumental in
maintaining emergency communications when downed
telephone lines made outgoing
calls from the fire station impossible. CAP set up an antenna
on the roof of the station.
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National Commander's Comments

WEEP Discontinued
Brigadier General, CAP
National Commander
As you read this column,
Civil Air Patrol will have
begun a new era. An old one
will have come to an end.
Yes, the acronym WEEP,
which stood for Wing Effec-

this program that has )rovoked
more comment and reaction
than any program in the
history of Civil Air Patrol.
Why did the program die?
Well, simply stated, the
National Executive Committee
decided, after deliberation,
that its time had come. It was a
dramatic action, but it was not
born of impulse. We had been
the many

ramifications and the possible
impact of such a decision for
many months. Both the good
a n d t h e b a d e ff e c t s w e r e
carefully calculated and
At the heart of this action
was our never-ending search
and desire to eliminate unnecessary paperwork and
lessen the burden of administrative practices and
What about the WEEP? How
did it come to be?
Well, the WEEP, first known
as the "National Commander's
Annual Evaluation of Regions
and Wings," was originated in
1961. At that time the Air Force
had authorized a substantial increase in support for Civil Air
Patrol, but made the granting
of that additional support contingent upon the development
of a Civil Air Patrol LongRange Plan along with an
evaluation system to monitor
accomplishment of long-range
goals. From that beginning the
WEEP was born.
During the past 18 years the

evaluation program was refined and has been instrumental
in inducing commanders to respond to mission essential requirements that, in many instances, had previously been
neglected. The evaluation
system unquestionably contributed greatly to upgrading
the overall Civil Air Patrol
program, and it was recognized
as a good "management tool"
that enabled commanders at
all levels to measure their
productivity and effectiveness.
H o w e v e r, i n t h e c o m petitiveness of this system
arose increasing complaints
that it was basically unfair in
that unethical persons could
literally "pencil-whip" the
program; that it caused extra
reporting and paperwork; and
it did not truly measure overall
mission capability and unit
effectiveness, etc. So we decided to discontinue the program
in favor of our confidence in
the leadership and chain of
command that exists in CAP
- An Word of caution, however.

This decision does not
eliminate the reports currently
required by National Headquarters; nor does it give
anyone "carte blanche" to
selectively support only those
activities and programs most
easily achieved under local
conditions and circumstances,
or only do those things one may
choose to do simply because it
is "easy."
Now that the tremendous
WEEP associated paperwork
burden has been lifted, I hope
commanders find more time to
devote to the basic programs.
Therefore, I expect to see
greater progress in all areas.
Operating without the reinforcement of the WEEP should
provide a real test of the true
management ability of commanders at all levels.
And there will be an even
more realistic opportunity for
units to compete for their
relative standing in the order
of merit of every wing in Civil
Air Patrol. Next year, who will
be at the top? With dedication
and hard work, it can be you!

Senior USAF Official Expresses Interestln CAP
on a visit here recently to CAP
National Headquarters. George
M. McWilliams. a civilian senior
Air Force official from

Washington, expressed his
sincere interest in the organization and promised to give CAP
all the help he can.
McWilliams, a .retired Air

Force major general formerly of
the Mississippi Air National
Guard. is now deputy assistant
secretary of the Air Force for
Reserve Affairs. He is responsi-

ble to the assistant secretary of
t h e A i r F o r c e ( M a n p o w e r.
Reserve Affairs and Installations) for planning, establishing policy and implementing
activities relating to the Air
National Guard, the Air Force
Reserve and Civil Air Patrol.
During McWilliams' stopover
visit here. Air Force Brig. Gen.
Paul E. Gardner, CAP executive
director, briefed him on Civil Air
Patrol. McWilliams also saw the
fi l m . " A l w a y s Vi g i l a n t . " t o

refresh his memory on CAP missions and activities.
The Washington official has
been associated with Civil Air
Patrol in one way or another for
many years. He expressed his interest and concern in the continued welfare of CAP.
Be was accompanied here by
Col. James E. Snight, his special
assistant, and by Lt. Col. Larry
V. Cope, special assistant for
CAP affairs to the chief of the Air
Force Reserve.

N a t i o n a l C o m m a n d e r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B r i g . G e n . T h o m a s C . C o s a d a y, C A P
E x e c u t i v e D i r e c t o r . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B r i g . G e n . P a u l E . G a r d n e r, U S A F
D i r e c t o r o f I n f o r m a t i o n . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M a j . T h o m a s F. F i t z p a t r i c k , U S A F
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PENTAGON VISITOR--Air Force Brig. Gen. Paul E. Gardner, left, executive director of
Civil Air Patrol, discusses CAP Report to Congress with George McWilliams, an official in the
Pentagon, while on a visit to National Headquarters.

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JULY 1979


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Pennsylvania Group 60 Has Part
In County Civil Defense Exercise
PITTSBURGH. Pa Personnel from 10 squadrons in
Pennsylvania Wing's Group 60
here participated m a recent
Wa s h i n g t o n C o u n t y C i v i l
Defense exercise.
The exercise tested the county's emergency service agencies. including the hospital,
REACT. police and CAP. The
scenario depicted a tornado
touching down in the
southwestern part of the state.
injuring 25 persons.
T h e Wa s h i n g t o n C o u n t y
Emergency Management Agency notified the Pittsburgh Group
60 commander. Maj. Jack L.
Turban Sr.. at group head-

quarters at the Rostraver Airport.
Ambulance. hospital and
REACT personnel were not told
about the exercise until they were
called into action.
CAP aircraft were dispatched
to locate the disaster area and
make an evaluation of the
damage and personal injury.
Capt. Clarence Kepple, group
communications officer, set up
communications between group
headquarters and the disaster
scene. Communications were
also maintained with the mobile
units sent out by the groups
At the exercise site. CAP
ground teams set up hospital

tents and began first aid on the
simulated victims. This continued overnight until hospital
teams could arrive the next day.
Roads were assumed damaged
and temporarily closed for the
night of the disaster. When they
were reopened the next day,
hospital ambulance crews
arrived. The ambulance
emergency medical technicians
evaluated the treatment given
by CAP personnel. The victims
were taken to the hospital in
CAP vehicles and ambulances.
Lt. Col. David P. Ray, Air
Force liaison officer with the
Northeast Region, evaluated
Group 60's participation in the

SIMULATED VICTIM--CAP personnel treat exercise victims' simulated injuries and prepare
them for transport to the hospital.

E', aJ.t CTION--.t,x emergemc~" medical tecltrmm ~m ~ ~ evahtatt~

LOADING PATIENTS--CAP cadets load the
,ictim~ ~ta tide ,b-eb~lel foe" ~ to the

AMBULANCE DEPARTS--Victims are transported from
the exercise disaster site to the hospital in ambulances and
CAP vehicles.

CAP MEDIC treats ~imalatt.d itjtri~ m k.trd tic ut~
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JULY 1979



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CREASED SLEEVES--Unidentified cadets have the military crease explained to them by a
cadet officer during the 1952 encampment at Stewart AFB, Newburgh, N.Y. Photo was submitted by Lt. Col. Michael J. Gallo, deputy chief of staff for training, Northeast Region.

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CAP BUGLERS--Cadets John Daniles and Bill Swinney were
buglers at St. John's Military School in Salina, Kan., when
this photo was taken in the late 1950s. The school was affiliated with CAP from 1945 to 1966. Submitted by Maj. Jeff
Guernsey, assistant information officer" for Kansas Wing.

ID Cards--Lt. Col.
Rita B. Carter of
Keene, N.H., sent in
two of her early ID
cards. Left, her first
card as a senior
member in 1944, and
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issuedin 1949.

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KEY TO THE CITY--Acting Mayor Abe Stark of New York
City, second from left, presents the key to the city to an
Israeli cadet during the 1955 IACE. Maj. Gen. Lucas V.
MESS MANEUVER--Lunch still tastes good to these cadets even in the pouring rain during a Beau, past national commander of CAP, second from right,
looks on. Photo by Lt. Col. Michael J. Gallo
l~£t l~vtmac. Photo by Lt. Col. Michael J. Gallo

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CAP AIRCRAFT INSIGNIA--Col. Louisa Morse, commander of the Middle East Region, sent in these pictures of
insignia used on CAP aircraft over the years. Above left is
the World War II style markings of a propeller in a triangle
inscribed in a circle. Above right is the insignia used in the
1950s with the words Civil Air Patrol and USAF Auxiliary
added to the design. Right is the presently used device of the
CAP seal and the recently approved paint markings.

Mother, Son Relinquish Squadron Commands
number of special events and
awards made a special occasion
recently of the Downeast Patrol
Comp. Sq.'s 11th annual Open
One of these was a double
change-of-command ceremony
which involved mother and son.
Maj. Helen Cantor turned the
squadron command over to 2nd
Lt. Robert King, a former cadet
and IACE participant.
In the same ceremony, her
son, Cadet Kenneth Cantor, turned over the cadet command to
Cadet Charles Gilley. Cantor
also received the Maine Wing
Cadet of the Year Award. He is
president of the Cadet Advisory

Council and will be the wing's
encampment Commander this
Two flight scholarships, which
members of the squadron were
instrumental in establishing,
were awarded for the first time.
The scholarships are memorials
to charter members of the
The Caruso - Walker
Scholarship is open to all cadets
in the Maine Wing and honors
Thomas Caruso, former president of Bar Harbor Airlines who
served as squadron operations
officer. Cadet John Bryant of the
Augusta-Gardiner Sq. won this
The Sargent - Magoon

Scholarship was presented by
Maj. Viola Sargent. The
scholarship, open to cadets in
the Downeast Sq., honors her
husband, who was formerly wing
deputy commander, and her
Other awards included the
Wing Safety Award, presented
for an accident-free year and an
active safety program, an award
to Cadet Carroll Gifford as
Squadron Cadet of the Year, an
award to Cadet William Urwin
of the Greater Portland Comp.
Sq., winner of a model plane,
hel4copter and rocket contest.
There were displays,
refreshments, a drill team exhibition by the wing's No. I team

and remarks by a number of individuals.
Dignitaries present included
Col. Joseph Melrose, Maine
Wing commander; Maj. Maurice
Cantor, wing Inspector General;
Lt. Col. Elizabeth Davis, former
wing deputy for Cadets; Air
Force Lt. Col. Fred J. Coffin,
USAF-CAP liaison officer in
Maine; Ruth Foster, mayor of
Ellsworth; Harland Urquhart,
sheriff of Hancock County;

or more
TV RECRUITERS--lst Lt. Wilson Sibley, left, deputy commander for cadets of the Lee
County Comp. Sq. (Florida Wing), and Cadet Lee Zuber, right, appeared with moderator Mary
Johnson on the Gulf Coast Today TV show in Ft. Myers, Fla., as part of the wing's recruiting
campaign. Cadets and seniors have appeared on 12 TV and radio talk shows during the past
month for the final push on Project Launch, as the recruiting drive is known in Florida.
(Photo by Cadet Gordon Bryant)

Meritt Fitch, Hancock County
CEP director; and the Rev.
George S. Hammond.
The Downeast Comp. Sq. was
organized soon after Civil Air
Patrol was established in 1941 as
the Bar Harbor Sq., one of the
original 21 along the Atlantic
Coast. It has had its ups and
downs over the years and has
made a dramatic recovery in the
past three years from near-obli- _
vion to No. 1 spot in the state.




JULY 1979



The Northeast Region Staff College,
and regions.

1. NORTHEAST REGION STAFF College July 22 - 29, has openings for students from all wings
scheduled at Bloomsburg (PA) State
Through arrangements with the State College, 3.4 Continuing Education units are available for only $15. These
credits are particularly useful to school teachers and other professionals in upgrading their credentials. Instructors
NEWS. The college are profesfor the staff college include college instructors, active duty Air Force officers, and CAP officers who will accept
sionals in their fields.
Application procedures are found in the FebruarY 1979 CIVIL AIR PATROL
"drive-in" applicants since the school start date is so near.
southeast of
2. KENTUCKY WING SQUADRON LEADERSHIP SCHOOL Kentucky Wing will holdSeniors from Southern
a squadron
school (SLS) 25 and 26 August at Camp Green Shores, Rough River State Park, near Leitchf'reld,
Owensboro. Indiana are alsoC AP Orientation Course will also be shown for familiarizationIllinois and The new Level I invited. Interested seniors should contact Major Mice Tucker, 11 Moundale Avenue,
Winchester KY 40391, or phone 606-744-1839 to reserve a billet. Fee of $27 includes registration, billets, meals,
linens, towels, and insurance.

At the 27-28 April

1979 meeting, the National Executive Committee voted to discontinue the Wing Effectiveness Evaluation Report
re(WEEP), effective 1 July 1979 However, it was stipulated that this action does not eliminate the reports currently
required by National Headquarters. Any changes in reporting requirements will be-implemented by the National
Headquarters Office of PrimarY Responsibility (OPR) for that particular function. In the meantime, currentlY xR
quired reporting should continue until specific notice is issued.
Seminar will be held during the
4. NAITONAL I0 SEMINAR. Again this year, a Nati6nal:lnformation Officers
National Board meeting in September in Salt Lake City. This year, a bigger, better, more interesting, more useful
seminar is being planned. If you are an I0 at any level and have any plans at all to attend the NB meetings this
fall, do plan to join the IO Seminar. It will be on Friday afternoon, September 28, at the Hotel Utah. You'll miss
something if you don't.
Program (WEEP)," dat.ed
5. CAP Regulation 900-10. CAP Regulation 900-10, "Wing Effectiveness Evaluation
1 May 1978 has been rescinded effective 30 June 1979.
~P,. A. SKII'~NEP-- Lt Co,
Director of Administration

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PILOT. Private Pilot Certificate, non-instrument, total time 94.4. time in aircraft 70.
AIRCRAFT. Cessna 150
WEATHER: Estimated ceiling 300 feet, one mile vis, fog, winds calm.
AIRCRAFT DAMAGE: Propeller bent and structural damage to vertical stablizer.

SUMMARY: On a cr(,ss-country return leg, the pilot determined destination weather to
be below minimums and returned to his departure base, logging 1.5 hours flying time. Crew
rest facilities that night were in the cockpit of his aircraft. An early takeoff was made the
next morning and the pilot failed to refuel the aircraft after his previous day's flight. He
also failed to file a flight plan and check destination and local weather. On takeoff the
pilot encountered an obstruction at 400 to 500 feet MSL placing him in noncompliance
with AFR 215-1, Vol II, para 4-22c(1) which requires 1500 feet plus three miles visibility.
No attempt was made to obtain destination weather or file a flight plan enroute. When he
contacted tower at his planned stop he was notified the field was IFR. At this time he
elected to proceed to another field, again without checking weather, and soon found himself over an undercast of a field that was also IFR. Retracing his route, he descended
through a hole in the undercast believing he was over a town with an airport previously
noted as being VFR. After realizing he had erred in identification of the field, he noted
his emergency fuel status. He Iocated a plowed field suitable for an emergency landing
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INVESTIGATION REVEALED: Inadequate crew rest facilities, lack of adequate flight
planning, violation of regulations and overall lack of good ,judgement played a part in the

mishap. Althou~ supervision could not be determined directly responsible for the mis-

hap, it appears adequate emphasis on flight safety was deficient in this particular case.
It is not enough that pilots are knowledgeable of the rules and regulations. They must also
be made fully aware of the reason they exist and have complete understanding of the consequences if they. are violated.

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JULY 1979

Hawaii Wing Holds
Annual Caplyrnpics
HICKAM AFB, Hawaii Approximately 150 Civil Air Patrol
cadets participated in the 5th
Annual Caplympics held on Oahu
recently. Eight squadrons were
involved in this year's competition including three from the
neighbor islands of Hawaii, Maui
and Kauai.
Competition in football.
basketball, softball, volleyball.

Purdue Hosts
Summer Flight
Ind. Indiana Wing, in cooperation with Purdue University
Department of Aviation
Technology and the Indiana 4-H
Clubs, will conduct a summer
flight encampment for nine high
school age youth who are interested in aviation.
The encampment will give the
students 8 hours of dual flight
with a Purdue flight instructor,
10 hours of ground school,
aerospace orientation and an opportunity to investigate careers
in aviation.
Students will be chosen on a
first-come first-served basis
from applications. The weeklong
encampment will cost $375 per
student, exclusive of meals, but
will include housing The encampment will take place Aug.
19 through 24. Students will be
chaperoned by two active duty
Air Force officers.
Flying will be from the Purdue
University Airport and flight instructors will be approved and
supervised by full-time
academic staff members.

bowling and other sports took
place during the three-day
Caplympics. with senior cadets
acting as escorts and referees.
Individual academic testing
was also administered in radio
procedures, aerospace
education, paper model airplane
construction, and general
According to Rhett Webber,
CAP captain and chief of staff
for the Hawaii Wing, the
Caplympics at Hickam is the
only event of its kind ever
formed. "The Caplympics was
initiated because it serves as a
way to get all of the various CAP
squadrons in Hawaii together. It
also encourages participation
and sportsmanship and fosters a
healthy competitive spirit
among squadron members.
Nine trophies were awarded at
the Caplympics to the following
Class A (less than 20
members) : First place Kohala
(cadet); second place Kauai
(cadet): third place Waianae
(cadet); fourth place--Hawaii
Kai (cadet).
Class AA (more than 20
members) : First place Ewa
(composite): second place
Hickam (composite); "third
place Maui (composite) and
fourth place--Maryknoll
(cadet). The Kauai cadet
squadron also received a second
trophy for outstanding sportsmanship.
"This year's activities saw
more squadrons participating
than anytime since its beginning
in 1975,, Webber commented.
"From general comments
received from participants and
from my own observations we
feel the program was a

FLORIDA CRASH--Members of the Panama City Comp. Sq. (Florida Wing) ground team m
spect a crashed aircraft that squadron pilots located. The pilot and passenger walked a~a~
from the wreck and after wandering around the woods for a day and night were found b~ a
fisherman and taken to a hospital where they were treated for shock but were otherwise unto
jured. (Photo by Panama City (Fla.) News Herald)

Gulf Coast Units Resume Patrols
S T.
Fla.--Florida Wing's Group 4
recently completed the first
year of flying reactivated sundown patrols along the Pinellas
County beaches on the Gulf Coast
The Pinellas Sr. Sq. here coordinates the flight operations;
which take place an hour-and-ahalf before dark until sundown
on weekends and holidays,
The patrol aircraft has two-

FALCON AWARD--Navy Capt. Francis R. Donovan, left, deputy commandant of midshipmen
at the U.S. Naval Academy, presents Midshipman Steven R. Gullberg, a CAP captain in the
Newport County Comp. Sq. (Rhode Island Wing), with the Frank Borman Falcon Award.
Gullberg is presently forming a CAP squadron at the Naval Academy to be composed entirely
of midshipmen.

way radio communications with
a CAP ground station which in
turn notifies the St. Petersburg
Coast Guard Station that the
patrol is airborne. Any distress

Cadets Rescue
Model Plane
From Tree
WALLINGFORD. Pa Members of the Delco Comp. Sq. 1007
(Pennsylvania Wing) went into
action when a home-built model
aircraft crashed while landing at
a recent fair at Rose Tree Park
in Delaware County. Pa
Squadron members were participating in the Festival of Outdoor Exploration by displaying
rubberband powered model airplanes and search and rescue
equipment and recruiting new
members as the aircraft, controlled by a member of the
Delaware County Radio
Controller's Club. crashed into a
tree 10 feet short of the landing
area. The plane, which had a
five-foot wing span became entangled in branches 15 feet above
the ground
First attempts to free the
trapped aircraft failed when
branches began to break under
the weight of a team member.
Cadet Daniel Little. who was
trying to reach the plane,
sending Little and a branch down
upon CWO William Lobley who
was directing the operations
from the ground. Cadet Steven
Krotow was able to catch the
aircraft, which was dislodged
during the fall. saving it from
further damage.
Little and Lobley suffered only
minor cuts and abrasions. "Even
if it was only a model plane, it
was still a rescue." said Lobley.

sightings are reported to ::,*
Coast Guard by the grouts:
The Coast Guard often re
quests assistance from the sur,
down patrol to look for repon~
overdue boats or in other ~..'.,
cidents where air surveillanc~
may be of help.
The weekend flights als:
provide proficiency training ice
all members involved and keepthe equipment active, accordm~
to 2rid Lt. Mary Fletcher
squadron information officer.

Long Hair
Is Not
NEWS Polic
Pardon our boo-boo!
On Page 2 of the ApraJ
issue of this paper, w¢
published a photograph o~
some CAP cadets witt
haircuts that do not me~.
CAP grooming re
We j u s t s h o u l d n ' t ~ ,
done it, but every so olt~
a photo like this slips pun,
us. In the midst ,
selecting material tot'
p a p e r, t r y i n g t o c ~ , , ~
good, interesting pbm~.,
people doing thing, ~,~
sometimes overlom ~
Our policy is to ~*
photos of CAP m~-~n,~-only if their u~r.~.r,,~.
h a i r c u t s , etc
But sometim¢-~ =, m~
When we do. plea~ ~ ~r ;,- -


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PA G E T E N . . . .

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Dignitaries Praise CAP Record
,N for providing me with a copy of
~r~ O~I .tAr Patrol Annual Report to
t-~ I am pleased that the program cont. develop. The Civil Air Patrol conmmally provides services for which there is
Pk, ase pass my thanks to the men and
womeu of the Civil Air Patrol for their
dedicated service to our country.
David C. Jones
General, USAF
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
Many thanks for forwarding a copy of your
Annual Report to Congress.
1 congratulate you on your accomplishments
during 1978 and look forward to learning more
about your important work.
B. L. Davis
General, USAF
Commander, Air Training Command
l found the report very interesting and it underscores the important role the Civil Air
Patrol plays in the search and rescue mission
as well as furthering the close relationship that
exists between the United States Air Force and
the CAP .... Congratulations on a successful
1978 and best wishes for another outstanding
year in 1979.
Bryce Poe llI, General, USAF
Commander, Air Force Logistics
Civil Air Patrol's splendid reeurd, as
reflected in your Annual Report, is a credit to
every CAP member. Our nation is a better and
safer place to live because of this fine work.
I am proud to have been so closely associated
with such an outstanding organization and wish
for you many more years of success and service to the nation.
Raymond B. Furlong
Lieutenant General, USAF
Commander, Air University
Thank you very much for sending on a copy of
the 1979 CAP Report. I read it with interest, especially the excellent story of the Commuter
Flilht 217 rescue.
Please pass on... our deep appreciation for
their outstanding work. You have our full support.
Thomas M. Ryun Jr.
Lieutenant General, USAF
Vice Commander-in-Chief,
Military Airlift Command
CAP's 30th anniversary year as the Air
Force's auxiliary was indeed a banner year.
Congratulations !
"As yon knew, we at Fifteenth Air Furee work
with the CAP surveying low-level training
routes, noted ou page 7 of your report. This
cooperation works well and we plan to continue
using CAP resources in the future for there surveys.
James P. Mnilins
Lieutenant General, USAF
Commander, 15th Air Force (SAC)
Thanks for sending me a copy of your Annual
Report. Your outstanding achievements during
1978 are worthy of the finest traditions of the U.
S. Air Force of which you are a real part. It's
good having you on the team.
Ralph S. Saunders
Major General, USAF
Commander, Aerospace Rescue and
Recovery Service
As always, the accomplishments of Civil Air
Patrol are impressive. We appreciate the great
support afforded the nation and the Air Force
by Civil Air Patrol. and are grateful for the
relationship the Air Force Chaplain Service enjoys with the Civil Air Patrol Chaplaincy.
Richard Carr
Chaplain (Major General), USAF
Chief of Chaplains
~s for sending me a copy of your annual
report to Congress. As always, the publication
is filled with interesting information about the
many, diverse activities of the Civil Air Patrol.
It will be especially helpful to me in preparing for my appearance at your National Staff
College at Maxwell in July.
H. J. Dalton Jr.
Brigadier General, USAF
Director of Information


Thanks for the copy of the 1979 Civil Air
Patrol Report. Always knew yon people were
hard workers and great achievers and judging

T h i s y e a r, C A P N a t i o n a l H e a d q u a r t e r s a g a i n s e n t c o p i e s o f t h e a n n u a l
Report to Congress to many high-ranking civilian and military dignitaries,
in addition to members of Congress. A large number of these officials sent
l e t t e r s o f c o m m e n d a t i o n a n d s u p p o r t t o B r i g . G u n . T h o m a s C . C a s a d a y,
C A P N a t i o n a l C o m m a n d e r, a n d t o A i r F o r c e B r i g . G e n . P a u l E . G a r d n e r,
C A P E x e c u t i v e D i r e c t o r. O n t h i s p a g e a r e a f e w q u o t e s f r o m t h e s c o r e s o f
letters received.

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May i,


To G e n e r a l T h o m a s C a s a d a y
Thank you very much for sharing with me a
copy of your Civil Air Patrol Annual Report
t o C o n g r e s s f o r t h e y e a r 1 9 7 8 . To y o u a n d
t o t h e 5 7 , 6 4 1 v o l u n t e e r s o f C A P, I s e n d m y
congratulations for a job well done and my
best wishes for continuing success.
S i n c e r e l y,

Brigadier General Thomas C. Casaday
National Colander
Civil Air Patrol
Auxiliary of the United States
Air Force.
M a x w e l l A i r F o r c e B a s e , A l a b a m a 3 6 11 2

from the report, 1978 was a great year.
As a member of the Air Force, 1 appreciate
the outstanding accomplishments of the
Patrol--you can count on my continaed support.
William D. Curry Jr.
Brigadier General, USAF
Commander, Defense General Supply
Center, Richmond, Va.
The progress and improvAements the CAP has
accomplished are commendable. We are quite
familiar with the activities performed by both
the Wyoming and Colorado squadrons and,
after reading your article, find they are typical
of your squadrons throughout the United
John R. Lasater
Brigadier General, USAF
Commander, 4th Air Division
F. E. Warren AFB, Wyo.
I enjoyed reading the 1979 Civil Air Patrol
Report to Congress. It was a year of distinctive
I would be honored to be of assistance to you
andthe CAP.
John Patrick Walsh
Ambassador, State Department
Advisor to Air University
Thank you for the 1979 Civil Air Patrol
Report. I agree--the Patrol is a superb
organization that provides trai,ing for our
young women and men and gives them opportunity to serve others. They make great airmen-that's for sure.
Robert D. Gaylor
Chief Master Sergeant
of the Air Force
Thank you for the information you sent concerning the Civil Air Patrol.
All Alabamians should be aware of and supportive of the services provided by this outstanding group of individuals.

Rest assured, should the need arise, we will
call upon you for your help ....
Fob James, Governor
State of Alabama
Thank you very much for the copy of the 1979
Civil Air Patrol Report to Congress. I am very
pleased to hear of the accomplishments of the
CAP, especially in the field of emergency
rescue services. Please keep me informed of
your yearly accomplishments.
John V. Evans, Governor
State of Idaho
Thank you for sending me a copy of your very
informative Annual Report to Congress. I was
interested to read of the various activities in
which your organization is involved.
I was especially pleased to see that the people of the Maryland Wing had participated
significantly in your total search and rescue efforts. I am impressed with their enthusiasm
and eagerness to assist in your humanitarian
mission, and I wholeheartedly endorse their
purpose and activities.
Harry Hughes, Governor
State of Maryland


I join with you in regarding the Civil Air
Patrol resources as a valuable asset to
Minnesota and we will continue our support of
it. My office has met with Russell Kruse, the
CAP commander, to receive an update on CAP
Thank you for your continued support ....
Albert H. Quie, Governor
State of Minnesota
Thank you for sending me a copy of the 1979
Civil Air Patrol Report to Congress and I commend Cadet Sergeants Newton and Winston on
their efficiency and thoroughness.
I am most proud of the Air Patrol's many accomplishments and am looking forward to
reading this year-end report.
Harrison A. Williams Jr.
U. S. Senate (New Jersey)

(ED NOTE: Cadet Sergeants Newton an~
Winston were the National Capital ~'mg
cadets who delivered the Report to
Congress to Sen. Williams. )
While I have long been aware of the excelle~
work of the Civil Air Patrol, I appreciate ha~ing this report to better understand and to be
better informed about the important work oi
the Civil Air Patrol.
In the past, I have supported the Civil Air
Patrol as I have long regarded its activities.
not only as great opportunities for yomql
people, but as a valuable supplement to .tAr
Emergency Services.
Bob Dole
U. S. Senate (Kansas)
Thank you for.., the Civil Air Patrol Report
to Congress for 1979.
You and the Civil Air Patrol are to be co~
g r a t u l a t e d o n y o u r s u c c e s s f u l y e a r. !
appreciate your providing me the opportunity
of reviewing this information.
Ed Jenkins, U. S. House of
Representatives (Georgia)
The 1979 report is very revealing in describing the nature and extent of Civil Air Patrol's
extensive contributions to public service. How
can one measure the benefit of 91 lives saved?
We are deeply grateful for our many opportunities to work closely with you and your nearly 58,000 members.
Mervin K. Striekler
Office of Aviation Policy
Federal Aviation Administration
Many thanks for sending me a copy of the
Civil Air Patrol Annual Report. Like
everything else CAP does, it is first class.
I appreciate the close working relationship
we have with CAP ....
Frank Vogel, Dep. Asst.
Director for Operations
Defense Civil Preparedness Agency
Thank you . . . for the 1979 Civil Air Patrol
Report to Congress. I have read this with in.
terest and congratulate you and your
associates on all that is being done and has
been accomplished in the Civil Air Patrol
Ernest W. Holz
National Commander
The Salvation Army
I want to compliment you and your
associates in the Civil Air Patrol for the outstanding performance reflected in the Annual
Report which you so kindly sent ....
As you know, the Red Cross and the Civil Air
Patrol have worked closely together for many
years. We deeply appreciate the assistance
provided to the Red Cross by CAP in times of
disaster and in the delivery of blood and continue to admire the enthusiasm,
resourcefulness and tirelessness of your
members when there is an urgent need for their
Paul W. Moore
Vice President
American National Red Cross.
It was a pleasure to receive the 1979 Civil Air
Patrol Report To Congress and I thank you for
sending it to me.
We in AFA are supporters of the great weft
that CAP performs in the area of search aJ~
rescue and other Air Force-support actititit~
Yo u r R e p o r t d o e s a n e x c e l l e n t j o b . t
highlighting each and every one of these.
James A. McDonnell Jr.
Dep. Asst. Executive Director
Air Force Association.



Thank you very much indeed for tl~ ~ ,t
the 1979 Civil Air Patrol Report to t~
which you sent me. I read it with grr, l
and felt, after doing so, that 1 tu~ m t~
better understanding of the role o! tin t ~,P aid
the scope of its activities ....
I also noted the references made t. tic ielgstanding association betweel tic CAP ami the
Air Cadet League of Canada. ~e greatly value
this relationship and believe it is important ....
C. M.Konvaliakn, President
Air Cadet League of Canada.

JULY 1979


Grover Loening A wards

What To Do At The Scene
Of An Aircraft Accident

Lewin E. Nyman ....... 19028
Richard H. Beckman .... 12186

Paul E. Garber A wards
Janice R. McGill ........ 01055
Richard H. Beckman .... 12186

Lt. Col., USAF

Earhart A wards--May 1979
James R. Whillock ....
Bart E Montgomery
Beverly L. Norwood ...
Darryt B. Newhouse .
Eva L. Emerson .
David C. Island .
Andrew W. Geiss Jr ....
Patrick J. Cressman
Cathy A. Carter ......
Daniel H. Bliss ........


Patrick J Livingston ..
Joseph F. Perez .
Timothy E. Flood
Victor Caravello .
Philip D. Jones
Robert J. Poulin Jr ......31238
James C. Bowe .....
(.iregory J. Hiehle . . 34188
Melanie R. Zier
TimothyC. Barneord . . 37269

Joseph E Downs
. 41136
David R. Ellis .
Stephen R. Young
E r i c D . Ly n c h . . . . . . 44005
Paul E. Plunkett .
David S. Bouse ..... 450~
Mark E. Spain .......... 45064
K i p B . h a w k i n s . . . . 46049
K e i t h C . H e i n s . . . . . 48112
Luis Aeosta .
. 52079

P ~,,t ~ : ~ , ",

The information below is distributed by the National Transportation Safety Board
(NTSB). It contains some helpful and valuable information

concerning actions to take at a
crash site.
The action item labeled
"Guard" applies to law enforcement personnel and exceeds
CAP authorities in their role of
crash site security. CAP site
monitors cannot forcibly prevent
people from visiting the crash

site but they can ask individuals
to keep their distance and not to
touch or disturb any wreckage.
If they don't comply with tactful
requests, one passive action is to
offer to take their picture. This
move usually stops them without
further trouble. A camera at a
crash site has unlimited uses.


Mitchell A wards---May 1979
(kay M. Vierra .. .
Francis J. Roddy, lIl
R. A. Przybyszewski . 04180
. 04220
Philip A. Gaughan
Kim G. Schroeder
.. 04282
Adam J. Christin..
Jill A. Horvath ...
Stephen P. Molliek
John S. Sytulek .
James E. Forrest
Thomas M. Fenton . .
herbert A Young ..... 08078
Stephen G Bamel .....
Guido Abreu
Guerry R Wooten .... 08159
Terrence R. Maguire .. 06159
Michael G. Jones .... 00159
C. M. Debracy ..... 06159
Robert P. Mattie.
Timothy C. Tucker
Gregory P. Bachar ...... 11173
James A. Spletzer ..... 12165
Rebecca J. Krieger ..
Mike L. Walther
Martin D. Muller Jr .... 16070
Staeie K. Carignan
John P. Jones
Ralph T. B. Collins ..... 18079
Kevin M. Welch
Mary E. Leonard ....

Michael S. Dobies .
Norman M. Zett
Michael C. Oleniczak
Frances T. Lynch ..
. 20266
Mark H. Landree
Richard D. Gocring
. 21116
Randy L. Desha ..
... 23076
Donald G. Thweatt
Robert A. Seceomb Jr .... 24031
David L. Forster ...... 29037
Kurt M. Chanti
... 29086
Mark S. Chanti ......... 29086
Brenda L. Spun! ..... 31022
S. F. Castellino
David Albanese ........ 31022
Juliano S. Pecora
Wilfredo Bins ........ 31092
. . 3109"2
Brian K. Jeremiah
Alan d. Bennett
Heidi J Benle . ......... 31238
Kenneth S. Maynard .....
Erik A. Mogensen ....... 32048
. 36034
Brian Thompson
Mark Hall .............. 37048
Andrew J. Trumpp . 37049
Peter Roeeke .... 37049
Timothy D. Goodin ... 37215
.. 37267
Steven M. Seiders
.. 38035
Thomas Silveria
Benoit G Gauthier .... 38035

J o h n F. C u t t e r . . . . . 39020
Jerry B. Norton
David W. Jones
Bryan K. Roden
Glenda L. Voorhees
Robert D Dubuisson . 42098
hugh A. Milstead ..... 4229~
D a v i d J . B e r g e . . . . . 42305
Gregory D. Roberson
Matthew M. Bedia .
Sandra L. Dudgeon ..... 4,5035
Kenneth Cornett Jr. .. 45043
Michael S. Hudspeth.
Robert K. Ball ........ 46039
Rena L. Hawkins ....... 46086
Paul G. Sigmon ....... 47013
Mike J. Gallo ....
James A. R. Irek ....... 48002
Carol A. Keyes
Taylor G. Potter
. . 50065
Anthony Clement .... 52006
Juan A. Cuadrado ..... 52071
Carlos J. Conde .
.. 52128
John Otero
Victor A. Diaz .......... 52128
Enrigue N. Nazario .
Roberto Perez ..... 52128
Pedro D. Henrzguez
. 52128
D a v i d R m s . . . . 52128

The Occupants


The wreckage - Allow no one inside the wreckage area otherthan those necessary
for occupant removal, flreflghtlng, and the possible removal of mall and cargo
when necessary to protect it from further damage. Items removed for profection
m u s t b e r e f a i n e d l o c a l l y f o r e x a m i n a fi o d ~ y a F e d e r a l A i r S a f e t y I n v e s t i g a t o r.


The County Coroner/Medlcal Examiners -

Fatally injured occupants of the

aircraft should be held for possible pathological and/or toxicological
examinotlan prior to embalmment.

The position of fatalities - Prior to removing the remains of fatally injured
occupants, ~ or otherwise identify each body~ and mark its location in the
wreckage or on the ground (Photograph in position, if possible)


News Media Coverage - Accredited news media may be permltfed to enter and
photograph the area as long as the wreckage is not dlsturbed.


The local authorities - The Safety Board - the FAA

Civil Air Patrol News publishes each month a list of Civil Air Patrol
members who have died recently. Notice of death should be sent to the
Personnel Section of National Headquarters in accordance with
Regulation 35-2, or to the National Chaplain's office--not to Civil Air
Patrol News. Listed are names, ranks, dates of death and CAP unit.
NEWCOMB. Edith L.. April 21.1979. Lantana-Lake Worth Cadet Sq., Florida Wing.
PANZARELLA. Salvatore. W.. Second Lieutenant. May 17.1979. Rockland Sr. Sq., New York Wing.
WAREHAM. I)uane E Lieutenant Colonel, April 14,1979. West Pennsylvania St. $q., Pennsylvania Wing.
WILSON. James T . Senior Member Feb. 22.1979. Somerset Comp. Sq. Kentucky Wing.


(Ask Yovr Squodron
Corrmmnder If You Don't Know)


:: mm ,remain..


Utah Wing Commander Dies
Roy A. Hopkinson, commander
of Civil Air Patrol's Utah Wing,
died May 27 after a short illness.

Hopkinson served in 1971 as
commander of the Murray Cadet
Sq. and was named Utah Wing
commander and promoted to
colonel in July 1978.
He was credited this past
December with saving a life
when, as a search mission
observer, he spotted a plane
crash survivor in the Oquirrh
Mountains. In CAP, he was rated
as a pilot and search mission
coordinator and was awarded
CAP's Meritorious Service
Hopkinson. 48. was a native of
Bellingham. Wash. He received
his education at Mountain View
(Wyo.) High School. the University of Wyoming. the University
of New Mexico and the University of Texas at El Paso.
he served from 1950 to 1954 in
the Navy.
He was active in the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day
Saints (Mormon) in which he
had held a number of positions.
In private life. he was a contractot" /or Kerme~ E $c:'..:'_h Co
5-~a:: L.axe C.:)

Survivors include his widow,
the former Minola Ann Smith,
two sons and two daughters, a
foster son, six grandchildren,
two brothers and a sister.



JULY 1~,'~


CAP News
In Photos

COMMUNICATIONS HUB--Pending a move to a new home at Lost Nation Airport in ~iiloughby, Ohio, CAP communications gear has been kept at the home of Lee Bricker of
Ohio Wing's Group 4 in Eastlake. Bricker, 70, a retired iron worker, is deputy commander of
the unit. (Willoughby, Ohio, News-Herald Photo by Greg Merhar)

RETIREMENT GIFT--Lt. Col. Alan F. Pogorzelski, left,
commander of the Westchester Group (New York Wing),
makes a presentation to Capt. Agnes Lucas, retiring commander of the Greenwich Cadet Sq. Lucas has been a CAP
member for 25 years and commander of the squadron at
Greenwich High School for six. She will be replaced by her
deputy, Capt. Soloman Berkowitz.

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FIND RECOGNITION--Lt. Col. Harry North, commander of the Clarke County Comp. Sq.
(Nevada Wing), right, presents an engraved search mirror and patch to Air Force Lt. Col
Robert Hardy of Nellis AFB, Nev., who along with CAP 1st Lt. Robert Clashan, made a find
during an April mission. Col. Vernon Bolt, Nevada Wing commander, second from left, and Lt
Col. Chuck Gray of the Clarke County Comp. Sq. look on.

Alabama Wing cadets tr~ ".~
obstacle course at P
McClellan, Ala., w ker~ m
cadets and 10 senior
bers from 12 squadrQs~ -cently attended a T~lffi |
SIMULATED VICTIM--Members of the South County
Comp. Sq. (Rhode Island Wing) treat a "victim" during a recent search and rescue exercise, in which a missing boy was
presumed lost and injured. First aid was given to the victim
and he was transported by ambulance from the scene. The
Ambulance Corps commended the CAP cadets and seniors
for their work and assistance during the exercise.

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GOVERNOR'S CONFERENCE--Julian M. Carroll, governor of Kentucky, left, Maj. Alice P.
Tucker, commander of the Kentucky Wing's Group 4 and Lt. Col. N. Lee Tucker, deputy wing
commander, met recently during the governor's conference on volunteerism.

O R I E N TAT I O N F L I G H T- - C a d e t _ J o s e p h B r o w n ,
Bartlesville Comp. Sq. (Oklahoma Wing), was the first wing
cadet selected under a new flight orientation program on T38s established at Vance AFB in Enid, Okla., for wing cadets
to make one flight each quarter. Brown also toured the training classrooms and lectures and met the base commander.

KEYS TO THE SQUADRON--Lt. Col. Elizabeth
Sedita, above left, turns
over command of the Patrick
Cadet Sq. (Florida Wing),
symbolized by the squadron
key ring, to Capt. William
D. Rice, former deputy commander. Sedita was recently
appointed commander of
Florida Group 12. (Photo by
Capt. Chet Brogan)

PRACTICE ELT SEARCH--Cadets Joseph Miller, left,
William Soisson, Ben Hair and Amelia Miller of Pennsylvania Wing's Group 1400 practice using direction finder to
locate an ELT signal during a training exercise the group
held recently.

David Woodruff, right, Sky
Harbor Cadet Sq. (Arizona
Wing), digs a solar still during a recent survival training exercise held for
Phoenix area cadets at Lake
Carl Pleasant in the desert
n o r t h w e s t o f t h e c i t y.
Moisture from desert plants
placed in the bottom of the
still will condense on the
lower surface of the plastic
cover and drip into a cup in
the bottom of the still.


Northeast Region
Cadets Kenneth Cantor, Julie Brown
and Michael Morris, all members of
Downcast Patrol Comp. Sq.'s (Maine
Wing) ground rescue team worked
recently with other searchers to find 79year-old Mrs. Hazel Higgins. She was
found in good condition the next morning.
.. Three members of South Hills Comp.
Sq. (Pennsylvania Wing) recently attended the Mission Coordinator's School held
at Ft. Indiantown Gap. They were: 1st Lt.
Marilyn Lappe, 2nd Lt. Cheryl Kent and
Senior Member William H. Mooney Jr...
Maj. Henry H. Caldwell Jr. has been named Director of Operations for the Pennsylvania Wing.
Col. Kenneth D. Faust commander of
the Connecticut Wing, recently presented
an honorary membership in Civil Air
Patrol to Mayor George A. Athanson of
Hartford . Cadets Quintin Gipson, John
White, Billy Flory and Garve Rice recently assisted visitors to Haski Aviation for a
plane ride day. The cadets are all
members of New Castle Comp. Sq., Pennsylvania Wing... WO David W. Krauss
has been appointed team leader for the
Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Sq., Pennsylvania
The Kent County Comp. Sq. (Rhode
Island Wing) recently received a special
citation from John Walsh, mayor of
Warwick, for the numerous civic and
community services rendered to the city
of Warwick. Capt. Edward Edwards is
commander of the squadron . . .~ Cadet
Robert Rezendes of the East Providence
Comp. Sq. (Rhode Island Wing) was named the honor cadet of the Type B encampment held at Otis AFB, Mass., recently..
First Lt. Karen K. Graf has been named
commander of the newly formed
Keystone County Cadet Sq., Pennsylvania Wing... Members of New Castle
Comp. Sq. (Pennsylvania Wing) held a
recruiting drive recently with Cadets
Garve Rice, John Augustine, Billy Flory
ql~d John White manning the recruiting
booth. Capt. Bette Hoagland narrated the
slide program "The CAP Story."

Middle East Region
Capt. Ted V. McIntosh, operations officer for 111th Air Rescue and Recovery
Sq. (North Carolina Wing), has been
voted the best police officer in Charlotte
and Mecklenburg County... Members of
Portsmouth Comp. Sq. (Virginia Wing)
recently made a 15-minute appearance on

the Delaware Wing acted as victims
during a recent wing exercise
organized with the Salem County,
N.J., Memorial Hospital, the
Delaware National Guard, Delaware
Air National Guard and Salem, N.J.,
Boy Scouts. The exercise scenario involved a simulated mid-air collision
between an airliner approaching
Philadelphia International Airport
and a private aircraft departing
Greater Wilmington Airport. The exercise scene was near Pennsville, N.J.


a local TV talk show. Appearing on the
show with hosts Mike Deeson and Lynn
Fisher were 1st Lts. Alice Holmes and
Rick Fenton... Cadets Robert Smith and
Frederick Greenwood, members of the
Mount Vernon Cadet Sq. (National
Capital Wing), will be attending the
Citadel Military College beginning this
summer. Cadet Smith is cadet commander of his squadron... Cadets of the
Gemini II Cadet Sq. (National Capital
Wing) participated .in the March of Dimes
Walkathon recently. Cadet Joseph Collins
was one of the first finishers.
The Mount Vernon Cadet Sq. (National
Capital Wing) was one of 10 groups to
receive the Volunteer Activist Awards
given by the State of Virginia. Receiving
the award was the squadron commander,
1st Lt. Gordon W. McIntosh... Capt.
James Copeland, Louise Ward, 1st Lt.
Martha Hill and Cadets Lindsay Walton,
Gregory McCauley, Albert Richardson,
Scott Johnson, William Arrington,
Michael Gill Jr., and Jay Jackson, all
members of the Monticello Comp. Sq.
(Virginia Wing), recently served as
ushers for a concert given by the U.S. Air
Force Band and Singing Sergeants...
First Lt. Gordon W. McIntosh has been
named commander of the Mount Vernon
Cadet Sq. (National Capital Wing),
replacing Maj. William O. Stephens...
Seven cadet members of the 111th Air
Rescue and Recovery Sq. (North Carolina
Wing) have been selected to participate in
cadet special activities this summer.
They are: Robert Ellis, John Pharr, Raymond Ellsworth, Hugh Carter, George
Wallace, Andrew Kastanas, and Arthur
Cadet Lawrence G. Tidhall of the Fairfax Comp. Sq. (National Capital Wing)
has earned the Col. Charles Suraci
Award, twice becoming cadet of the year
at wing level... Capt. R. C. Brown of the
High Point- Thomasville Comp. Sq.
(North Carolina Wing) has been
presented a certificate signed by President Carter for outstanding community
achievement of Vietnam era veterans..
Cadet Earl Barrett, former cadet commander of the Fairfax Comp. Sq.
(National Capital Wing), has received a
four-year AFROTC scholarship at
Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Southeast Region
Cadet Lance Lewis of the Shelby County
Comp. Sq. (Tennessee Wing) was named

honor cadet at the Type B encampment
held in Moscow, Tenn... Maj. Pete
Natale of Group III (Mississippi Wing)
and Capt. Marcie Wilson and Cadet
James Morgon of Gulfport Comp. Sq.
recently appeared on their local television station's morning show to talk about
Civil Air Patrol... During the Mississippi
Wing conference held recently, Capt.
Wheeler Pulliam was named top
squadron commander and Cadet Nan Burfield was named top cadet for the wing.
They are both members of Tupelo Comp.
Members of the Gulfport Comp. Sq. and
Jackson Cadet Sq. (Mississippi Wing)
joined recently with the Mississippi
Army National Guard Special Forces for
a weekend training session. Those cadets
attending included Marc Huges, Jim
Ulmer. Don Williamson, Bill Alvis,
Andrew Doyle, Dave Mauldin, Jim
Morgon, Jeff Myrick and Bill Aim. Senior
members participating included Capt.
Dave Jeffries and Senior Member Laurie
Penfield . . Cadet Gordon B. Sweezy,
cadet commander of Lakeland Cadet Sq.
(Florida Wing) has earned his wings, thus
completing a solo scholarship from his
Mayor C. M. Gray.of Prattville, Ala.,
has presented the Maxwell Cadet Sq. a
certificate of appreciation for help in
restoration of a local cemetery... Capt.
LeRoy Harris has been named commander of Group Eight, Florida Wing...
Majs. William and Dorothy McCoy, Capt.
Henry Prine and Senior Member Jackye
H. Prine, members of Sarasota Comp. Sq.
(Florida Wing), have completed a new
comprehensive emergency care course
provided by the local chapter of the
American Red Cross.

Great Lakes Region
Cadets from the President Gerald Ford
Sq. (Michigan Wing) were recent visitors
to Pan Am's Coordination Center at
Metropolitan Airport where they observed weather reports, pilot briefings and
other data used in the flight preparation
of a commercial airline... First Lt.
Delores E. Botts, commander of the
Panther Air Rescue and Recovery Sq.
(Kentucky Wing), has completed the
radiological defense officer course...
The cadets and seniors of the Bay City
Cadet Sq. (Michigan Wing) recently
provided assistance to the local American
Cancer Society bike-a-thon and annual
March of Dimes walk-a-thon.


Southwest Region
Senior Member Thomas O ,~ ~r,, _
been named squadron comrr~a:.:~~ ~ -=
newly formed Verde Valle? . :r-.: ~,~
(Arizona Wing)... Three c,~:,,., :been named to receive pr:'.,:, :
scholarships, sponsored by the ~.:t.~:-~..
Wing. Cadets Cecil Davis at.: ~,.,
Montgomery are members of ~ ~ ~-,Comp. Sq. and Cadet Donald K~,::-,-~ :
a member of the Springdale Ca ~" ',~
Norris Armstrong, commander :~ :=
local American Legion P~:,,: ~,
presented Maj. Steve Austin. co.-r.--.~.*,a,of the East Bank Comp. Sq , L,:,__~.~
Wing) with a donation to p~.::~-~*electronic gear... Cadets of Ra~,a:,=~.
AFB Comp. Sq. (Texas Wing* w~ -,
cent guests on base in the flight s~rr..~ ..:r
room where they were given the ~t:,:r
tunity to fly different aircraft and m u,~security cars on patrol.

Rocky Mountain
First Lt. John J. Tonry has been nam~
commander of the Thunderbird Cadet S~
(Nevada Wing) and was presented t~
national charter at a recent awards banquet by Nevada Wing commander Lt. Co~
Vernon Bolt... Capts. Helen and Met
Risenhoover, Capt. Jeff Young and Semor
Member Bill Sawatzky have recenthcompleted .the Red Cross first aid class
The four are members of the La Junta
Comp. Sq. (Colorado Wing).

Pacific Region
The Washington Wing was a recent
recipient of a flight safety award
presented by the Federal Aviation Administration in Seattle... During a recent
squadron ceremony, Cadet Michael L.
Binning was named cadet of the year and
Wayne C. Brown was presented the Bruce
E. 01son Memorial Leadership Award.
Both are members of Pacifica Cadet
Flight One (California Wing)... Cadet
Rae Riechard, a member of March AFB
Cadet Sq. (California Wing) has been
accepted to the Air Force Academy.
Members of the Wenatchee Comp. Sq.
(Washington Wing) were color guard for
the Washington State Apple Blossom
Youth Parade held recently. Cadets participating were Susan Gibbens, Bruce
Pope, Shawna Jackson and Douglas

JULY 1979



Cadet Thomas Shedd
Earns Spaatz A ward
Thomas G. Shedd of the Fairfax
Comp. Sq. (National Capital
Wing) has been awarded the
Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award.
Shedd has been a member of
Civil Air Patrol for more than
six years. He is former cadet
commander of the unit and has
held several staff positions at encampments. He has also been a
member of squadron, wing and
region drill team.
He is a first aid instructor, a
communicator and ranger, and

Robertson Wins Scholarship i
mingham, Ala., progressed
through the entire cadet
program, winning the Spaatz
Award, which automatically
carries the rank of cadet colonel.

state and national CAP activities. As a member of Army
Junior ROTC, he was selected as
outstanding cadet in his third

During high school he was a
member of the National Honor
Society, the Wesley Foundation,
and was nominated for Who's
Who in American High Schools.
He was also selected as the outstanding CAP cadet for local,

Robertson attends the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa,
majoring in aerospace
engineering. He is a member of
Air Force ROTC, the sabre drill
team and the Society of
American Military Engineers.

Cadet John E. Jones, Kenosha
Comp. Sq. (Wisconsin Wing),
received six nominations to four
different academies.
Cadet Paul M. Steele of
Arizona Wing's Squadron 313 has
also received six appointments.
He has accepted the Naval
Academy appointment and
reports July 6. He was a student
a t Tr e v o r G . B r o w n e H i g h
School in Phoenix where he was
commander of the Army Junior
ROTC unit. He is a member of
the National Honor Society and

has participated in track and
field events.
Cadet Thomas L. Fritz and
Cadet Lynn A. Thomas of the
Utica-Sterling Cadet Sq.
(Michigan Wing) have received
academy appoints. Fritz will attend the Air Force Academy. He
was a honor student at Henry
Ford II High School where he
was a member of the national
honor society and captain of the
varsity swim team.
Thomas received appointments
to the three service academies.
She has accepted the Naval
Academy appointment. She was
a member of the national honor
society, the school orchestra,

and track team at Utica High
C a d e t J e ff r e y P. B o y l e ,
Patrick Cadet Sq. (Florida
Wing), has received an appointment to the Naval Academy. He
is cadet commander of his
squadron and a graduate of
Satellite Beach High School. He
was appointed by Congressman
Lou Frey.
Cadet Keith Belt, Lafayette
Cadet Sq. (Missouri Wing), has
received an appointment to the
Air Force Academy. He was in
the top 10 percent of his class at
Lafayette High School and a
member of the national honor
society and Air Force Junior

Sept. 27-3~, 1979





PM. on

and remaining


Please reserve the following accommodations:

Six Nominated To Academies
MAXWELL AFB, Ala.-Several Civil Air Patrol cadets
have recently been selected for
the service academies.

He is enrolled in Army ROTC
at the Virginia Military Institute
where he is a biology major. His
extracurricular activities include judo, karate, soccer and
music. He is a member of the
school's parachute club, tanker
platoon and student grotto. Shedd
also does volunteer work in the
emergency room of Stonewall
Jackson hospital.


FLIGHT SCHOLARSHIP--Brig. Gen. Paul E. Gardner, executive director of Civil Mr Patrol,
right, presents a $1,000 flight scltohr~ from the Order of l)aedaliams to Cadet Thurmam H.
Robertson of the Roebuck Cadet Sq. (.tAabuma Wiag ,. Tie tcbolartkip is ome o! two presemed
each year to CAP cadets.

MAXWELL AFB, Ala.--Cadet
Thurman H. Robertson of the
Roebuck Cadet Sq. (Alabama
Wing) has received a Daedalians
Flight scholarship.
The Order of Daedalians, a
fraternity of military pilots, has
sponsored two $1,000 powered
flight scholarships for CAP
cadets each year for the past two
Robertson, who attended
Huffman High School in Bir-

has participated in several
special cadet activities, including electronics and medical
services orientation program.

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JULY 1979


YO U A re Invited to A ttend 4~AP 's

Salt Lake City.
Sept. 27-30, 1979
Headquarters Will Be
A t Hotel Utah

LOTS TO SEE--This monument, located near the mouth of Emigration Canyon near
S a l t L a k e C i t y, U t a h , c o m m e m o r a t e s t h e a r r i v a l o f t h e M o r m o n p i o n e e r s t o t h e v a l l e y
o f t h e G r e a t S a l t L a k e . I t m a r k s t h e s p o t o n w h i c h B r i g h a m Yo u n g s t o o d a n d v i e w e d
t h e v a l l e y, w i t h t h e w o r d s , " T h i s i s t h e p l a c e ! "